Review: Lazadas Blocking Wires
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 19, 2014 | Short Link

Recently, I was invited by astridl on Ravelry to review a set of blocking wires from her company, Lazadas. Since, like many crocheters, I have a love/hate relationship with blocking, I thought I’d share the review as part of my celebration of (Inter)National Crochet Month.   When the package arrived, I discovered that Lazadas Knitting Accessories is based in […]

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Yarn Review: Mountain Colors Twizzle
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 9, 2014 | Short Link

Back in November, the folks at Mountain Colors Yarns sent me these two hanks of a new-to-me yarn, Twizzle, to play with. I loved the look of this yarn so much that I had to snap a picture right away in the post office.  Twizzle is very soft – a fiber content of 85% Merino […]

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Crochet Hooks Review: Addi Swing and Comfort Hooks
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 28, 2013 | Short Link

Back in March, I did a series of crochet hook reviews and giveaways as part of National Crochet Month.  The generous folks at the Skacel Collection were also kind enough to send me some hooks to review, but I haven’t had a chance to post the review until now. You may remember that I first […]

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Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Lantern Moon Featherlight Hooks
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 31, 2013 | Short Link

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features Featherlight crochet hooks, along with a giveaway for one hook, courtesy of Lantern Moon Handcrafted.   Lantern Moon has a beautiful, sustainably produced wooden hook for all of you inline hook lovers! The Featherlight is made with an eco-friendly wood […]

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Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Laurel Hill Exotic Wood Hooks
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 24, 2013 | Short Link

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features exotic wood crochet hooks, along with a giveaway for two hooks, courtesy of Laurel Hill. After I (finally) learned to knit a few years back, my two best knitting pals bought me some really cool knitting needles for my birthday […]

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Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Denise 2 Go
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 17, 2013 | Short Link

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features the Denise2Go For Crochet kit, along with a giveaway for one set, courtesy of Denise. A few years back, one of my very first crochet “investments” was to purchase a complete Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set. I have never been […]

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Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Hooks
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 10, 2013 | Short Link

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features the Susan Bates Bamboo Handle hooks, along with a giveaway for 2 hooks, courtesy of Susan Bates. I mentioned last week that I don’t personally prefer in-line crochet hooks.  But as a crochet teacher, I know that many students find […]

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Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway: The Crochet Dude Ergonomic Hooks by Boye
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 3, 2013 | Short Link

Every Sunday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet hooks.  Today’s post features the Crochet Dude ergonomic hooks, along with a giveaway for 6 hooks, courtesy of the Crochet Dude by Boye. Last summer, I was the happy winner of a giant box of crochet fun through a giveaway on Robyn Chachula‘s blog.  One […]

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Vacation non-yarn haul and LYS review: Finely a Knitting Party
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 26, 2012 | Short Link

One of the yarn shops I planned to visit during my trip to Pennsylvania was out of business, so I decided to add another shop to my list. Since I was staying just one train stop away from Swarthmore, I planned a visit to Finely a Knitting Party on my way back to New York. The […]

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Vacation yarn haul and LYS review: Philadelphia, PA
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 24, 2012 | Short Link

View Larger Map Last week, I took my dream vacation and spent a few days at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.  The main purpose of the vacation was to relax, enjoy the silence, (wait, what is this?  some kind of retro pop music playlist??), spend some time outdoors, and live an unscheduled life, and what’s […]

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